This two-disc DJ mix follows on the heels of 2003's similarly configured Renaissance Presents Everybody
, and continues to showcase Sander Kleinenberg's admirably eclectic tastes and skills as a compiler. Part of what makes Kleinenberg such an engaging DJ is the breadth of his range -- This Is Everybody Too
offers glitchy, low-key techno from the Junior Boys
(on the languid and lovely "Birthday"), dubwise electro-pop from Hiratzka & Kazell ("In Your Eyes") and from Hydroponix ("Don't Stop Go [Mirabeau Main Room Mix]"), and deadpan disco hedonism from Eday ("Party to the Music [Rene Amesz Rmx]"). It also offers, inevitably, some interminable tracks of generically thumping house tedium (Infusion
's "Do to You in '82," Ericke
's "Ya Don't Stop"), but since these are scattered in among other, more rhythmically interesting fare, they don't grate as much as they might otherwise. Unlike most dance compilations, this one also offers some real gems that yield their charms only after close listening -- notice, for example, the way that Skai's "Mir Geht's Gut" delivers maximum impact with a minimum of musical ingredients, and the sonic subtleties that underlie the Hydroponix track. There are other little treasures like those here as well, and they're worth the effort it takes to dig them out.